Carmine Falcone: The Roman

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Carmine Falcone

Carmine Falcone-The Roman

Carmine Falcone-The Roman

  Character Name:  Carmine Falcone Codename/Alias:  The Roman   First Appearance:  Batman #404 (1987) First New 52 Appearance: Batman Eternal #2 (April, 2014) Creators: Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli Carmine Falcone is a mafia crime boss in Gotham City.  As such, he is a significant foe of Batman and other costumed crime fighters in Gotham.  He is frequently the villain in the background; he devises plots and conspiracies to increase his power in the city and to weaken or defeat Batman. [xyz-ihs snippet="whitetexthalfbannerforcontent"] In the Batman mini-series The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Falcone and his family were intentionally patterned after Don Corleone (played by Marlon Brando) in the Godfather movies, according to Loeb. In the pre-New 52 continuity, one story line involving Catwoman laid the foundation for the (alleged) connection between Selina Kyle and Falcone.  It was said (though not proven), that Catwoman was the daughter of Falcone.  The scars on Falcone's face are from Catwoman's claws. Movie-goers will recognize the character from the Dark Knight Batman movies, and was played by actor Tom Wilkinson.  
Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) in Batman Begins

Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) in Batman Begins

Carmine Falcone in the New 52 Continuity: Falcone's first appearance in DC Comics' New 52 continuum, came at the end of Batman Eternal #2 (2014), as he walks out of the shadows (literally) while talking with Gotham Mayor Hady.  The events of the first two Batman: Eternal issues (the framing of Commissioner Gordon, etc.) are part of Falcone's plot to regain control of Gotham.  

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